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Old 06-09-2010, 11:47 PM   #301
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Looks like your a wet sand and a buff away from a great looking car. I would have pulled the front fenders before painting but if you really need to you could always do some touch up behind them.
I thought about it, but I didn't want to risk them flexing and the paint cracking when I went to put them back on. Plus space was very tight in there.
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Old 06-10-2010, 01:17 AM   #302
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I took all the tape off, the car looks great! I'll take some pictures tomorrow when it's light out. I'm off to bed now.
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Nevermind the mess in the garage. Now on to the pics!

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Old 06-10-2010, 07:15 PM   #304
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taped off the VIN stickers in the door jams:
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Old 06-10-2010, 08:04 PM   #305
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Beautiful! I can't wait to see it all put together
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Old 06-10-2010, 08:04 PM   #306
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Wow good job on the paint someone knows what they are doing you guys wet the floor too keep the dust down Pro stuff!
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Old 06-10-2010, 08:51 PM   #307
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yeah, I never took any pictures of the booth itself, but it was more or less completely sealed off from the garage. I had fans with filters on each side of the booth walls moving air through the booth, as well as a dehumidifier and a couple heaters in there as well.
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That looks really nice, good job.
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yeah, I never took any pictures of the booth itself, but it was more or less completely sealed off from the garage. I had fans with filters on each side of the booth walls moving air through the booth, as well as a dehumidifier and a couple heaters in there as well.
Ha! you built a cross draft booth! want to paint my car? lmao
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Old 06-11-2010, 10:14 AM   #310
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Ha! you built a cross draft booth! want to paint my car? lmao
what's wrong with that?
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Old 06-11-2010, 10:43 AM   #311
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What's the 2x4 doing in the footwell?
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Looks like it's holding the brake pedal down.
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what's wrong with that?
nothing! I think thats pretty cool you did it in a garage!
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Looks like it's holding the brake pedal down.
Yeah when we where wheeling the car around, the wheels would move a bit as we pushed it, so I did that to lock them. Didn't want it falling off the rollers!
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You ever get it started? Bet you're itching to go for a drive heh.
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Oh, and does the roll cage accommodate the soft top? I see its rather close to the windshield support, so I was wondering how it'll latch down.
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Oh, and does the roll cage accommodate the soft top? I see its rather close to the windshield support, so I was wondering how it'll latch down.
it should, we'll see when I bolt it down though....heh.
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Still no luck on starting, but I did get everything put back on the car. I'll post pics tonight
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Sorry I moved to a new house this past week, and packed the camera in a "safe place", which I couldn't find until last night....sigh. Here's a couple pics of the more or less "finished" car. I still haven't been able to wet-sand yet either.

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I also painted the lenses on my TSI's amber...
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